Labor News

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Trumpet-makers on strike get a brass band boost

Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.

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Union culture making a comeback

North Texans are following a national trend toward bringing union culture back into the American consciousness.

National Writers Union fights for writers in Internet age

Whole industries have grown up which hire writers into "content farms," paying them pennies to create verbal statements on virtually every subject.

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Concert in tribute to Anne Feeney a big success

Hundreds gathered in New York to honor activist and folk singer Anne Feeny during a night filled with music and appreciation for her life's work.

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Artists and screen actors take steps toward merging unions

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild took a step toward merging when AFTRA's board of directors met today by videoconference in Los Angeles and New York.

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Is your paycheck correct? There's an app for that!

The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new application for smart-phone users that aims to  empower workers to stand up for their rights if employers deny them their hard-earned pay.

Wisconsin, we are on your side! (song)

Sacramento state worker Darien De Lu put new words to "Which Side Are You On?" and sang this at the California State Capitol, where 1,000 rallied to support Wisconsin workers.

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Oklahoma honors labor culture

Last week's Laborfest was a first effort dedicated "to showing Oklahomans the rich history and future of the labor movement in our state," and indeed, Oklahomans have bragging rights.

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Farmworkers fight for rights in the tobacco fields

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nine migrant farmworkers have died in fields across the state from heat stroke, and others suffer from nicotine poisoning and exposure to deadly chemicals.

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LaborFest 2010: Art, history and today's struggles

In the San Francisco Bay Area, July is LaborFest month - a cornucopia of film, video, tours, art, music, theater, panels, workshops and more, delving into the many issues and struggles of today's workers and those of earlier generations, at home and around the world.

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